Contains numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text, several full-page, engraved mainly by Alexander Anderson or Joline J. Butler after Frederick Catherwood. Vol. 1 includes a map of Yucatán engraved by Charles Copley. An "Indian map" also engraved by Copley is included in vol. 2 facing p. 265. The plates are engraved after Frederick Catherwood by Joseph Napoleon Gimbrede, John A. Rolph, A. W. Graham, John Francis Eugene Prud'homme, Jordan & Halpin, Milo Osborne, Stephen Henry Gimber, Alfred Jones, Augustus Halbert, and Benjamin Johnson
Binding: publisher's full cloth, gilt boards and spine. Modern woodcut bookplate "From the library of Stephen D. Szego" pasted inside the front cover. Previous owner's ink signature on front fly-leaf in vol. 1
Narrow margins. Foxing. Some foldouts are too large to digitize. This has been approved by the library partner.